UC Davis Center for Equine Health hosts CEM training for USDA and CDFA

Representatives from the US Department of Agriculture and California Department of Food and Agriculture participated in a two-day seminar hosted by the Center for Equine Health (CEH) about preventing the spread of contagious equine metritis (CEM). A highly communicable venereal disease of horses, CEM can cause temporary infertility for one or more breeding cycles in affected mares, resulting in significant economic loss to the nation’s horse industry. The outreach and training efforts of the CEH staff and faculty are key to preventing CEM from taking hold in California and the nation.